The eighth direct elections to the European Parliament will be held between 22 and 25 May 2014 across all of the European Union’s 28 member states.
Institutionally, these are elections like none of the previous polls, granting an unprecedented role to the MEPs in the post-election landscape. Politically too, they are unique: no elections to the European Parliament have taken place against a backdrop of such crisis, pessimism and Euroscepticism.
Read more of our introduction to the 2014 European Parliament parliament elections by clicking the headings in the panel, right. You can also read our Europe Decides Insight from July 2013.